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How to Embrace the Spontaneous Chaos and Fun of Summer Stay Grounded and Enjoy the Season from a Chinese Medicine Perspective
Ah, summer has arrived in all of its glory.
We feel a little lighter on our feet and we’re ready to soak up the sunshine and warmth after a cold winter and tumultuous spring.
The transition from spring to summer can be a smooth one, unlike some other seasonal shifts that seem like a jolt to your system.
And each season’s energetic influence is on a continuum where it builds to a peak, then falls, while the next seasonal force starts to build.
Spring has a drive and a goal behind it; a push in a very certain direction.
And when the energy of summer is strong enough, that push and drive evaporates into more levity, fun, and aimlessness.
It’s a relief not to feel so responsible for once and just let things unfold that you’ve already set in motion.read more
Your mental and emotional state affect your physical health in a big way.
The reverse, or how your physical health affects your emotions, is clearer to see.
If we have an injury and it takes awhile to recover, and we can get frustrated. Or if we have a nagging, chronic, health complaint, we can get depressed.
BUT, the other side of the coin is much, much more powerful for your overall success in remaining healthy, happy, and balanced throughout your life.read more
It’s summer and that means more outdoor activities, more yard work, and generally more exercise.
It’s fabulous that we all get moving a bit more this time of year, but it also means we’re probably a little more likely to injure ourselves, or at least give ourselves some nice, achy muscles.
Or maybe we’ve just got chronic stress and tension built up in our neck and shoulders from lots of computer work.
Whatever the reason for your sore muscles, I’ve got a little something that can help get you relief now.read more
Healing should be easy.
Once we figure out the right trajectory, it’s a straight shot to feeling better.
Does this sound like your own internal monologue when you’re dealing with health issues, name?
How about these:
My body is broken and I don’t have the tools to repair it. It fights against me and I don’t know why.
If I ignore whatever is making me uncomfortable, it will go away.
I don’t have time to be sick.
If any of these sound familiar, you’re not alone.
Most people talk to themselves like this (including me!), believing that they are inadequate and incapable of healing.
This couldn’t be further from the truth.
We all have the capacity, it’s just whether or not we choose to accept the journey in front of us.read more
Figuring Out Your Food Allergies: A 3 Part Mini Masterclass What Food Allergies Are, How to Test and Treat Them, and Overcoming Common Mistakes
Have you heard the term “food allergy” thrown around a lot, but aren’t sure what exactly it is?
You’re in the same boat as most people!
It’s out there in popular culture and seems to have picked up steam lately with the advent of more awareness around the protein in wheat that causes issues for some folks, also known as gluten.
But what are food allergies, really?
What’s actually happening in my body and how would they make me feel?
Does everyone have food allergies?
How do I treat them if I have them?
These are all great questions, and I’m happy to answer as many as I can.
I work with my patients on a daily basis discussing food allergies and I’ve been through dealing with them on a personal level for over a decade now.read more